In a pretty sweeping request for information CMS has recently put out seeking ways to approach value-based care through advanced or alternative payment models, the agency is seeking input on Medicaid models among an array of topics.
This RFI is specific to putting the new administration’s stamp on the CMS Innovation Center, aka CMMI. Born from the Affordable Care Act, CMMI is the originator of models alive in MACRA, and those no longer alive such as mandatory bundled payments.
Within Medicaid, there are significant opportunities to expand existing state-based pilots and burgeoning Medicaid ACOs to a broader value-based care approach via CMS payment models, but of course there’s some work to do first.
Within the FQHC program, there are opportunities to advance care management and value to a sector that includes more than 1,000 sites and 20 million Americans.